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Azure Cosmos DB design patterns – Part 8: Preallocation

We're thrilled to present the eighth edition of our blog series, focusing on design patterns in Azure Cosmos DB for NoSQL applications. Drawing from real-world customer experiences, our goal is to help you navigate the ins and outs of JSON-based NoSQL databases. In this chapter, we'll dive deeper into common NoSQL patterns, particularly ...

Azure Cosmos DB design patterns – Part 7: Materialized View

We’re excited to present the seventh edition of our blog series, dedicated to exploring design patterns in Azure Cosmos DB for NoSQL applications. Drawing from real-world customer experiences, our aim is to help you navigate the intricacies of JSON-based NoSQL databases. In this chapter, we delve deeper into prevalent NoSQL patterns, perfect...

Azure Cosmos DB design patterns – Part 6: Event Sourcing

We're excited to present the sixth edition of our blog series, dedicated to exploring design patterns in Azure Cosmos DB for NoSQL applications. Drawing from real-world customer experiences, our aim is to help you navigate the intricacies of JSON-based NoSQL databases. In this chapter, we delve deeper into prevalent NoSQL patterns, perfect for...

Azure Cosmos DB design patterns – Part 3: Distributed counter

Over the years, customers have asked us for help in designing applications around specific scenarios they were trying to achieve. In some cases, these centered around implementing certain patterns using a JSON-based NoSQL database. Some of these patterns are very common in the NoSQL world, but not well understood by those new to NoSQL ...

Azure Cosmos DB design patterns – Part 1: Attribute array

(image) Over the years, customers have asked us for help in designing applications around specific scenarios they were trying to achieve. In some cases, these centered around implementing certain patterns using a JSON-based NoSQL database. Some of these patterns are very common in the NoSQL world, but not well understood by those new to ...

4 Design Patterns to Deal with Large Item Sizes in Azure Cosmos DB for NoSQL

Introduction  A recommended best practice in Azure Cosmos DB for NoSQL is to avoid overly large item sizes. An Azure Cosmos DB item can represent either a document in a container, a row in a table, or a node or edge in a graph, depending on which API you use. Though the maximum size of an item allowed in Azure Cosmos DB for NoSQL is 2 MB, it...